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Events Calendar

Conferences/public lectures

The Centre normally holds 3 one-two day conferences in the academic year, and may host others,  as well as offering public lectures.  The Stephen Copley lecture is held annually, and CECS staff have given papers for the York Festival of Ideas.

Research Seminars

Where the CECS community of staff and students gather to hear and debate the latest research about the eighteenth century. Centre research seminars are held regularly in term time on Tuesdays at 4.30pm in KG/07 at the King's Manor.

Postgraduate Forum

The CECS Postgraduate Forum is a student-lead interdisciplinary research group that meets to listen to and discuss papers from fellow York postgrads, students from other universities, and visiting professors, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Forthcoming Events


Distance Conference 2020

The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at York presents their inaugural postgraduate conference on 'Distance' from 3-14 August 2020.


Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

We invite proposals for this interdisciplinary colloquium.

Previous events

#CANCELLED# Plantation Islands? Landscape Design in Eighteenth-century Ireland, Jamaica and San Domingue

Thursday 11 June 2020

CECS Annual Stephen Copley Lecture with Finola O’Kane (University College Dublin)

Approaches to Researching Material Culture

Tuesday 2 June 2020

CECS Online Research Seminar with Chloe Wigston Smith (York)

'From "pleasant Remedy" to "odious Practice": Female Masturbation in the works of John Marten'

Tuesday 26 May 2020

CECS online PG Forum with Ellie Schlappa (Newcastle University)

Hannah Greg in the Age of Manufactures: Gender, Politics, and Class

Tuesday 19 May 2020

CECS Online Research Seminar with Jon Mee (York)

Women on the margins: Blended families and legal practices in the courts of early modern Scotland

Monday 18 May 2020

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities online seminar with Rebecca Mason (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)